Three hurt in crash

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A teenager who stole a car and crashed into an­other ve­hi­cle in which three peo­ple were badly in­jured has avoided de­ten­tion.

But the 17-year-old, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, was warned that be­ing given a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der was in his case an al­ter­na­tive to be­ing locked up.

He was banned from driv­ing for two years and or­dered to carry out 200 hours of un­paid work.

The youth, from An­nan, ad­mit­ted steal­ing the car at Rigg in March, driv­ing while hold­ing only a pro­vi­sional li­cence and not be­ing ac­com­pa­nied by a qual­i­fied driver and with­out in­sur­ance.

He also ad­mit­ted driv­ing dan­ger­ously at up to 60mph on the Gretna to An­nan road in Dornock and An­nan, los­ing con­trol and col­lid­ing with an­other ve­hi­cle.

■ A 57-year-old man found with heroin worth more than £5,000 in his home in Dum­fries has been jailed for 16 months at the town’s sher­iff court.

John Cald­well ad­mit­ted be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of the drug at his home in Car­rick Road in June.

The court was told that po­lice raided the house fol­low­ing a tip-off and found the heroin in var­i­ous wraps.

■ John Foster seemed to be ev­ery bit the an­swer to peo­ple’s searches for rea­son­ably priced boil­ers when he took their or­ders on the phone.

They paid the price agreed for their “ideal” pur­chases and looked for­ward to the in­stal­la­tion.

But the sher­iff at Dum­fries was told that in six cases the boil­ers never ar­rived – and nei­ther did any cash re­fund.

Foster, of Crock­ett View, Lau­rieston, ad­mit­ted steal­ing a to­tal of £8,137 from six peo­ple at Cas­tle Dou­glas and Kirkcud­bright be­tween Fe­bru­ary 2013 and De­cem­ber 2015.

Solic­i­tor Liz Dougan said Foster was thor­oughly ashamed. He had been go­ing through a stress­ful time and had let things get on top of him but had brought £500 to court to put for­ward as part-re­pay­ment.

Sher­iff Brian Mo­han told Foster: “I want these peo­ple re­paid and I will de­fer sen­tence for three months and want some­thing sub­stan­tial done by then.”

■ Two of three men who ap­peared in court at Dum­fries fol­low­ing a po­lice probe into what was de­scribed as a six-fig­ure theft from an OAP’s home in the town have been al­lowed bail.

Aaron Gem­mell, and Conor Clark, both 23; and 51-year-old Colin Clark, all from Dum­fries, made brief ap­pear­ances separately in pri­vate be­fore Sher­iff Brian Mo­han on charges of theft by house­break­ing and all have now been fully com­mit­ted.

Colin Clark, who also faced a charge of at­tempt­ing to per­vert the course of jus­tice, was re­manded in cus­tody and the two oth­ers were al­lowed bail.

Fur­ther ap­pear­ances have yet to be con­firmed.

■ A 45-year-old woman is to face trial on charges in­volv­ing be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner in Locker­bie and strug­gling vi­o­lently with po­lice.

Lorna McGil­livray, of Lamb­hillTer­race, Locker­bie, pleaded not guilty to shout­ing and swear­ing and act­ing ag­gres­sively at her home on Septem­ber 24 and re­sist­ing po­lice.

She also de­nied breach­ing a bail con­di­tion not to com­mu­ni­cate with an­other man and woman by shout­ing and swear­ing at them.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Fe­bru­ary.

■ A 33-year-old man who as­saulted an­other in a pub has been fined £500 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Thomas Jar­dine, of Her­ries Av­enue, Dum­fries, was also or­dered to pay com­pen­sa­tion of £500 fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent at the Hole I’the Wa’ in April.

He ad­mit­ted run­ning up be­hind the other man, jump­ing on his back and re­peat­edly punch­ing him.

In ad­di­tion he ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner, ges­tur­ing and strug­gling with oth­ers.

■ A 47-year-old man al­leged to have car­ried out a course of con­duct which alarmed an ex-part­ner is to face trial in De­cem­ber.

Mario Per­rone, of Acad­emy Street, Ec­cle­fechan, pleaded not guilty to re­peat­edly send­ing text and video mes­sages, and mak­ing tele­phone calls be­tween Septem­ber 11 and 25 know­ing that the woman did not want to be in con­tact with him.

It’s al­leged that he re­peat­edly tried to speak to her on the A74, at its junc­tion with the B7076 road, opened the door of a car in which she was trav­el­ling, tried to kiss her, slammed the door shut and sent mes­sages of him tak­ing med­i­ca­tion.

He also de­nied a charge of driv­ing care­lessly at Ec­cle­fechan in an er­ratic man­ner and caus­ing the wheels to spin, stop­ping sud­denly and block­ing the road.

Trial was set for De­cem­ber at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court and in the mean­time he was banned from en­ter­ing Mead­ow­foot Gar­den, in Ec­cle­fechan.

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